Dodane, Robert Lee, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, USS Trigger (SS-237)
Service Years
1936 - 1945
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fort Wayne, IN
Last Address
2324 Vallejo St
San Francisco, CA

Casualty Date
Mar 28, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Trigger (SS-237) began her 12th war patrol 11 March 1945. She made attacks on the 18th and the 20th. On 26 March she was ordered to join a "wolf pack" to attack Japanese shipping. She radioed a weather report that day and was never heard from again. She may have fallen victim to a Japanese air and ship attack, but her fate is unknown. Lieutenant Commander Dodane was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 21 April 1946.
   
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Service number: 085367
   

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Thank you LCDR for your dedication, loya... posted by Isaacs, Larry, SgtMaj USMC(Ret)
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USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 12th War Patrol
Start Year
1945
End Year
1945

Description
She is ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1945
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Dec 15, 2009
   
Personal Memories

Memories
Twelfth patrol: March 1945
Trigger (with new skipper Commander David R. Connole) stood out to sea on 11 March to begin her 12th war patrol and headed for the Nansei Shoto area. On 18 March, she attacked a convoy west of the islands, sinking the cargo ship Tsukushi Maru No.3 and damaging another. She reported the attack on 20 March, and the submarine was subsequently ordered to radio as many movements of the convoy as possible to help find a safe passage through a known mined area of the East China Sea. On 24 March, Trigger was ordered to begin patrolling west of the islands the next day, outside the 100 fathom curve, and to steer clear of restricted areas. On 26 March, she was ordered to join a wolf pack called "Earl's Eliminators" and to acknowledge receipt of the message. A weather report came from the submarine that day but no confirmation of her having received the message. The weather report was Trigger's last transmission. On 4 April, she was ordered to proceed to Midway, but she had not arrived by 1 May and was reported as presumed lost.

   
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